September 05, 2005

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From CNN's Katrina blog:

Rescue 'ticket'

Posted: 6:24 p.m. ET
CNN's Drew Griffin in New Orleans, Louisiana

I am stunned by an interview I conducted with New Orleans Detective Lawrence Dupree. He told me they were trying to rescue people with a helicopter and the people were so poor they were afraid it would cost too much to get a ride and they had no money for a "ticket." Dupree was shaken telling us the story. He just couldn't believe these people were afraid they'd be charged for a rescue.

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Posted by Magpie at September 5, 2005 07:18 PM | US News | Technorati links |
Comments

When you're poor you have to have cash to get anything, including an ambulance in many places.

Posted by: Bryan at September 6, 2005 08:59 PM